Edventure Academy: Savanna

How do animals survive in the wide open savanna grasslands and with such fluctuation in the temperatures and rainfall? Camouflage and migration play a large role in species survival in these harsh conditions.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, May 810:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, May 910:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, May 91:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet Syracuse Zoo RGZ Earth Day

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference. Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations featuring some of the zoo’s resident endangered species and visit “green” activity stations representing Seafood WatchSave the Rain, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, and many more!

Wild Beginnings: How do Animals Taste and Smell?

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Ever wonder how animals taste and smell the world around them? Join us at the zoo while we explore the different ways animals use their sense of taste and smell to survive in the wild.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Reserve Now
11:15 a.m.-NoonReserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Edventure Academy: Rainforests

Did you know that rainforests are full of layers and are home to over 50% of the Earth’s plant and animal species? Join us as we learn about which animals live in each layer and how they have adapted to survive in such a unique environment.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, April 1710:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, April 1810:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, April 181:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Zoo Camp

Join us for spring break zoo camp. Choose one day or all week!
Topics vary each day. You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and different activities each day as we explore the zoo.

April 6 – 10  |  Monday-Friday

TOPICS:
Monday: Zoo Babies 
Tuesday: Enriching Lives
Wednesday: Animal Music
Thursday: Protect our Planet!
Friday: Animal Art

Sessions:

AgesDaysTimeTUITION PER SESSION 
Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday9 a.m.-noonMembers: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday1 p.m.-4 p.m.Members: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 6-8Monday through Friday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 9-12Tuesday and Thursday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
Register Now

*Note: Activities will repeat in each daily session. Please note that supervision is not available for this camp between sessions from noon-1 p.m. All campers MUST be potty-trained to attend this camp.

Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of participants are needed to run all programs.
Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Wild Beginnings: How do Animals See?

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Why do some animals have eyes on the side of their head while others have eyes in the front? How many eyes do animals have? Come join us at the zoo as we explore how animals see and how eyesight is important to their survival in the wild.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Reserve Now
11:15 a.m.-NoonReserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Edventure Academy: Freshwater

Freshwater ecosystems account for less that 0.01% of the planet’s total surface area but yet more than 100,000 species live there. They are on of the most endangered habitats in the world due to human interference. Find out what lives there, why they are threatened, and what you can do to help.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, March 610:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, March 710:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, March 71:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Winter Break Camp

Winter Break Camp

Join us for winter break zoo camp. Choose one day or all week!
Topics vary each day. You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and different activities each day as we explore the zoo.

February 17 – 21  |  Monday-Friday

TOPICS:
Monday: Good Eats!
Tuesday: Zoo Safari (ages 6-8) and Photo Safari (ages 9-12)
Wednesday: Roars and Rumbles
Thursday: Winter Warriors
Friday: Cool Coverings

Sessions:

AgesDaysTimeTUITION PER SESSION 
Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday9 a.m.-noonMembers: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday1 p.m.-4 p.m.Members: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 6-8Monday through Friday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
Register Now
Ages 9-12Tuesday and Thursday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
Register Now

*Note: Activities will repeat in each daily session. Please note that supervision is not available for this camp between sessions from noon-1 p.m. All campers MUST be potty-trained to attend this camp.

Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of participants are needed to run all programs.
Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Kids’ Night Out

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Education Kids Night Out

Ages 6-12

Looking for a babysitter for Valentine’s Day? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival; meet animals up close, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games throughout the night.

$30 members, $35 non-members

Reserve Now!

Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Snow Leopard Soirée: Northern Lights

Snow Leopard Soiree: Northern Lights Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Honoring Jim Burns and J.W. Burns & Company Investment Counsel

Friday, February 7, 2020
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception and auction
8 p.m. – Dinner and live auction, followed by dessert stations and dancing

This year’s winter gala tradition — benefiting the education programs of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo — is inspired by our Amur leopards and the beauty and splendor of the northern lights visible in their native habitat. Enjoy gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, music, dancing and meet our charming animal ambassadors. Black tie attire and animal prints are encouraged.

For more information, call (315) 435-8511 x8518

$220/person, $1,750/table of eight; reservations required.

Reserve Now

 

MOBILE BIDDING
Snow Leopard Soirée will again have mobile bidding on all silent auction items! All bidding will be done through your own cell phone. No scrambling to see the bid sheets at the end of the auction – you can now bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own phone. You’ll even get an update if you are outbid!

To register text ‘2020SLS’ to 76278

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